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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 12 Hansard (27 October) . . Page.. 5248..


Children and young people—care and protection

Ms Burch (in reply to a supplementary question by Mr Doszpot on Thursday, 20 October 2011): I would like to inform the Assembly this element was not "specifically omitted". Two families had placement form requests and two did not. It would be best practice for all families to have had the forms but in some emergency placements verbal briefing of the placement requirements occur.

Bimberi Youth Justice Centre—review

Ms Burch (in reply to a supplementary question by Ms Le Couteur on Thursday, 20 October 2011): I would like to inform the Assembly that segregation under the Children and Young People Act 2008 Division 6.6.3, Subdivision 6.6.3.1 General, Section 204, defines segregation as:

(a) Means the restriction or denial of the young detainee's opportunity -

(i) To go into, or be in, a particular part of a detention place; or

(ii) To associate with other young detainees; and

(iii) Includes separate confinement.

There are no young people who have been segregated, as per Section 204 of the Children and Young People Act 2008, due to misbehaviour or not wanting to attend school.

Young people are required to attend the general accommodation area of the Coree Unit, for operational supervision purposes when they choose not to engage in education or training programs. These young people are not placed in a holding cell for the purpose of refusal to engage in education or training.


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